Update on Fires on Glenwood Ranger District

Release Date: Jun 8, 2018  

Juniper Fire

Location: Glenwood Ranger District, in the San Francisco Breaks. Legal Description T12S, R21W, Section 25.

Start Date: June 7, 2018

Size: ~120 acres

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Piñon juniper and grass

Resources: Fire being held with minimal spread potential. Reducing staffing and will be monitored by air beginning tomorrow.

Containment: 80%

Spring Fire

Location:  Glenwood Ranger District, approximately 5 miles NW of Alma, NM. Legal Description T10S, R21W, Section 31.

Start Date: June 7, 2018

Size: .10 acre

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Piñon juniper and grass

Resources: FS Engines, Full suppression strategy

Containment: 100%

Round Fire

Location:  Glenwood Ranger District, west of Alma, NM. Legal Description T10S, R21W, Section 27.

Start Date: June 7, 2018

Size: .25 acre

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Piñon juniper and grass

Resources: Forest Service Engine. Full suppression strategy

Containment: 100%

Summary:  These three fires began on National Forest Systems lands on the Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest.  Round Fire and Spring Fire had crews on today ensuring that all hot spots were extinguished.

Smoke from fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evening smoke can pool back down in canyons, drainages, and basins. For information on air quality and protecting your health, and to find guidance on distances and visibility, please visit https://nmtracking.org/fire. Fire information can be found at nmfireinfo.com.

Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures.  Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health website at https://nmtracking.org/fire.

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